Since the advent of (relativistic) astrophysics it has been one of the most important tasks to study the motion of freely falling particles, both from a purely academic and an observational point of view. In this presentation I review the solution methods for the equations of motion of particle-like objects and light within a wide variety of spacetimes. Moreover, we take a closer look on the importance of special orbits for phenomena like black hole shadows or accretion discs.


Talk Number PIRSA:21060035
Speaker Profile Eva Hackmann